1535–45; variant of on gog (in phrase set on gog rouse, stir up) < Middle French en gogues; see à gogo

1. awestruck, enthralled. Unabridged


variant of -agogue. Unabridged
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agog (əˈɡɒɡ)
(postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious
[C15: perhaps from Old French en gogues in merriments, origin unknown]

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Main Entry:  agog
Part of Speech:  adv
Definition:  full of excitement or interest; eager, keen
Etymology:  Old French en gogues 'in mirth'
Usage:  used with on, upon, for, with, about's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

"in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing" [Johnson], c.1400, from O.Fr. en gogues "in jest, good humor, joyfulness," from gogue "fun," of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Fans around the world could watch agog as the deadline neared and bids rose.
They were agog at the possibilities suggested by the new technology.
Nearly everyone is agog these days at the wonders of the electronic computer.
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